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of outside observers heads to syria today. activists say they could find scenes like this. this is as reports of more bloodshed, violence, and part of an entire city is under siege. we're talking about it in a few minutes. >>> and we'll show you a post office hit on christmas day with fire, graffiti, and bullets. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. lord of the carry-on. sovereign of the security line. you never take an upgrade for granted. and you rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i deserve this. [ male announcer ] you do, business pro. you do. go national. go like a pro. >>> an activist in syria says snipers in some parts of the country are shooting at, quote, anything and everything, as video shows tanks rolling through the streets of homs, one of the flashpoint areas if that country in the anti-regime movement. it's all part of a renewed government crackdown opposition sources say that has reportly left more than 20 people dead so far t
calling for peace and justice. >>> and city under siege in syria. a bloody christmas sunday as arab league observers go in and try to end the deadly crackdown. >>> and it's like christmas part two. hoping it will be a christmas black morning. -- captions by vitac -- >>> good morning. this is monday, december 26th. i hope some of you are watching from home. >> did you get back from toronto okay? >> i did. boxing day. >> like the black friday of canada. >> right. good shopping. a lot of news right now. >> right. eight days to go m s ts to go ba caucuses, paul steinhauser is live with us in des moines, iowa this morning. hi, paul. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. quiet over the weekend. things pick up today and one week to go until the iowa caucuses. the first contest in the primary caucus calendar. this is a poll that came out friday afternoon. the most recent poll here. people are likely to go to the iowa gop caucuses. three-way traffic jam at the top. ron paul at 21%. mitt romney, former massachusetts governor, 20%. newt gingrich 19%. basically it's upgrabs here in io
than 5,000 people have died since syria's crackdown on protests began in march. >>> a suicide car bomber in iraq got through six security check points before setting off an explosive device at the interior ministry. at least five people killed there, 39 wounded. this happened after iraq's prime minister was meeting with the senior security officials to talk about how to keep the country safe. a series of explosions killed almost 70 people in baghdad just last week. >>> mexico says it's captured the chief of security for one of the most wanted alleged drug kingpins in the country. the kingpin is known as e el chappo, shorty. that guy made the forbes billionaire's list last year. they say that guzman's chief of security was involved in kid namgs, secret burials. >>> the maker of the baby formula enfamil said ittested the product and found none of the bacteria that's being plamd for an infant's death. another infant did get sick and is recovering. walmart pulled the cans off its shelves but so far state and federal and now company tests have found no evidence of the bacteria. and a c
. the iran threat reduction act and iran-north korea-syria reform and modernization act and i urge my colleagues to vote yes on both. we know from history that ignoring the threats of leaders, ignoring their building up of capabilities to threaten the rest of the world, is done so at great peril and at great cost. . i urge my colleagues to support this important piece of legislation. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. kucinich: could i ask how much time all parties have remaining? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio has 93/4 minutes. the gentleman from california has six minutes. and the gentlelady from florida has 3 1/2 minutes. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. kucinich: i ask unanimous consent to include in the record an article from "arms control association" which states that the i.a.e.a. board resolution avoided direct censure of iran and did not declare iran to be in noncompliance with its activities. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. my mr. kucinich: my friend from oregon mentioned the question of oil
are continuing to follow new developments in the up rest in syria as well. up next, it -- the unrest in syria as well. up next, it could be far more deadly than first thought. >>> the drow dropped 163 points. the nasdaq fell over 35 points. the sell offcontinues in aaron i can't with japan's nikkei losing more than 100 points. -- the dow dropped 163 points. we're back in a moment. ment.  ment.  and even though you do what you can to take care of f it, sometimes you want to give your immune system some support. try new airborne chewable tablets. each serving contains 14 vitamins, minerals and herbs... including zinc, echinacea, ginger, and a blast of vitamin c. it's the easy, great-tasting way to help support your immune system. airborne. in fast-acting effervescent formula, and new super-convenient chewable tablets! >>> a dramatic rise in the number of deaths in syria. the united nations now says 5,000 people have died in that brutal crackdown started in february. and the head of the human rights commission said 300 children are among the dead. she wants syria referred to the internationa
with the ap. >> thank you, mr. president, and mr. prime minister. in syria, you call for president assad to step down for the killing of its people, but prime minister maliki has warned that it could lead to a civil war that could destabilize the whole region. i wonder if you think that iraq is succumbing to iran's influence on this matter. speaking of iran, do you think it will weaken american national's pretty by discovering intelligence from the -- national security by discovering intelligence from tehe drone it has captured? prime minister, why have you not call for assad to step down for the slaughter of his people. >> the prime minister and i have discussed syria, and we should be that when this year in people being killed and are unable to express themselves, that is a problem. there is no disagreement there. i have expressed my outrage in how the syrian regime has been operating. i do believe that president assad missed an opportunity to reform his government, it chose the path of repression, and has continued to engage in repressive tactics. his capacity to regain legitimacy ins
. we'll share the story of his daring escape. >>> syria in the headlines today. straight ahead, army defectors clash with pro-government troops in the ongoing violence. we're back in a moment. nt.  while some fiber ads use super models,, metamucil uses super hard working psyllium fiber, which gels to remove unsexy waste and reduce cholesterol. taking psyllium fiber won't make you a model but you should feel a little more super. metamucil. down with cholesterol. look. the mr. clean magic eraser kitchen scrubber. i heard it came from space. they have greasy messes in space? [ laughs ] well, not anymore, obviously. look how it cleans. just stop. [ male announcer ] mr. clean magic eraser kitchen scrubber. its clean is out of this world. >>> pro-government forces in syria have been battle defectors who left the army in the wake of the civil crackdown there. military vehicles were set on fire during the clashes on sunday. eight people were killed around the country. in the meantime, an act of protest has spilled across syria's borders for the first time in the nine-month uprising b a d
and misplaced. so far no one claimed responsibility for the twin attacks that killed at least 40 people in syria today. officials say that car bombings targeted heavily guard security and intelligence in the capital of damascus. those attacks from one day after arab league observers arrived. they are in syria to monitor the government's cross to end the crack down on protesters from syria to egypt. forget the past and move forward. that's what egypt urged after days of deadly clashes there. many don't want to hear it. today tens of thousands of protesters returned to tahrir square to denounce the deadly crack down. you can see the pictures and the country's military has been in power since the ousting of the former dictator in february. that has egyptians outraged saying the transition to democratic rule is taking way too long. nbc news foreign correspondent is joining me live from cairo there. what is the scene like right now? >> craig, the numbers are beginning to drop down a little bit. still a few thousand people here behind me hung up the flag around the entire circle. it's become iconic th
back from break. >>> still to come, bombing in syria and who some people think was behind the attack. >> the earthquakes in new zealand, sparking massive understood slides. the maryland make over, i'm here for the big reveal on the dome's new look. >> it will not absent white christmas, but what can we expect? the holiday forecast is coming up. >> with the holidays almost here, we are asking for your help as we deck the halls. here is what you sent to us. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, . >>> this is the oldest working state capitol in the country and the political reporter said that the indianapolis residents are pleased with the new look. >> they packed up the last of the scaffolds after 2500 people worked to paint and fix the state house dome and leaving every historic detail intact. the last renovation required restoring wood from dry rot and then the state was shut down for a 9 million renovation to rewire and replace the air conditioning and found out more on the structure. the dome was built with wood strap and straps and not nails. >> i'm thrilled, it is the best i have seen it. >> the last
it when it gets here. >> all right. and on syria, what do additional steps to pressure the assad regime mean? what are you talking about there specifically? >> the fact is -- of the matter is that we have throughout this process worked both unilaterally and collectively to increase pressure and isolation on the assad regime. what you've seen is a continuation of horrific acts of violence, needless violence, against the syrian people. and it's clear that every metric shows the situation is moving against assad. defections of the military are on the rise. diplomats have begun leaving their posts and coming out in support of the syrian opposition. the opposition is more unified and more inclusive. the regime has been cut off by the arab league, by its traditional allies and neighbors like turkey, and the regime is under increasing financial duress due to international sanctions and weak domestic economic policies. it is only a matter of time before this regime comes to an end. only fear is holding it together, and governing that is based on fear is always doomed to fail. >> are you talking
news this morning -- syria's embattled leader has sat down for his first major tv interview since the start of the uprising that left thousand of civilians dead. in an exclusive interview with abc's barbara walters he denied ordering the deadly crackdown. abc's alex marquardt has more. >> reporter: for the leader of a country in so much turmoil, syria's president bashir al-assad appears calm, soft-spoken and confident, confident he is doing the right thing for syria where the u.n. says more than 4,000 people have died in the past nine months. in an exclusive interview with abc's barbara walters he distanced himself from the bloodshed. >> do you think that your forces, cracked down too hard? >> they're not my forces. they are military forces that belong to the government. i don't own them. i'm president. i don't own the country. >> reporter: assad did admit mistakes had been made but doesn't feel guilty because he says he is doing his best to protect his people. few journalists have been allowed into syria, most of what the world has seen looks like this. amateur video, cell phone
there and expand its influence in gaza. i think similar situation may emerge in syria which certainly will be a loss for the iranians if assad falls. i think their relationship with the regime is not just limited to assad. it's also in the security apparatus as well as the fact that even if it becomes a loss to iranians it doesn't automatically translate to a win for everyone else. it's most likely syria will turn into yet another one of the regions that will become a proxy for a major powers to fight each other rather than squarely falling into the capital deals. >> yes? >> henri, you mentioned the crisis that erupted between washington and over turkey's deal with iran on the nuclear issue, particularly the uranium enrichment deal they helped broker with brazil. it seems like when you look at the issue of turkey and the u.s., aside from the obama-erdogan chemistry, turkey stepping away from the iran issue. these being a very vocal advocate for iran. but you mentioned you see sort of things get harder for iran possibly then coming back to turkey. and i'm wondering, what are the condit
and reconciliation can bring about peace. >>> the arab league is trying to reign in the violence in syria. syria turned into a blood pat bath. syrian forces killed several hundreds in the past week. opposition leaders say they doubt the monitors will have much of an impact. >>> in north korea, thousands are gathering to mourn the death of kim jong-il. fox's david lee miller has the latest. >> reporter: the 14 year north korean leader with public displays of mourning. in south korea, home to many exiles, protests have begun against the current government structure. leaflets are airlifted over the border with the hope that they will reach citizens. some plan to travel north and pay respects to help diplomacy. >> i believe it is our duty to express condolences. we hope our visit helps to improve the north, south relationship. in seoul, an attempt to install a memorial to offer the late leader is being met with resistance by antinorth protestors. >> we are hear today to stop people from setting up incense altars. >> reporter: supporters argue the democratic south should allow the freedom to mourning
evening news. >>> the images the syrian dictator does not want you to see. cbs news gets inside syria and speaks to a growing army fighting for freedom. that's tonight on the cbs evening news. >> thanks, scott. and here's a look at tonight's closing numbers from wall street. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,, stir we could be in store for a wet night bob has the updated first warning weather forecast. >>> late, late wednesday night. it's going to start mild as it is. it will be turning colder during the afternoon. temperatures dropping back into the 40s late tomorrow night, getting bag into the mid- to upper 30s. then we could see a transition to wet snow around the region. most of us, as we said, in the area. 48 on friday. chilly for the weekends. but sunshine. 42. and 44 on sunday. good football weather this weekend. >> let's hope for good football. >>> can the ravens count on their kicker to win a close game? >> some fans say they are losing confidence. mark has the latest next in sports. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> oh, boy, the colts are coming to town. marx is here with the sports rep
evening news with scott pelley. and a rare look from inside syria as victims of the regime's brutal crack down speak out to the news. we hope to >> pelley: tonight, what the dictator doesn't want you to s see. clarissa ward gives us a rare first-hand look at the revolution aimed at syria's bashar al assad. the protesters have a message for him. >> leave now. you've got enough of our blood. >> pelley: the postmaster general delivers a bundle of bad news. nancy cordes reports it includes slower mail and thousands of jobs lost. a woman is raped and then forced to marry her attacker. mandy clark on a case raising calls for justice. and byron pitts with the story of the u.s. versus haiti. opponents on the soccer field with an astounding bond of brotherhood. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. their voices are not heard; their funerals are not seen. a revolution is under way to end one of the world's
- government protest went across syria today. they camped out in public squares. >> the protest coincide with reports of increased violence against dem strators. this comes as the arab league determines if they are going to end that crackdown. that agreement which syria agreed to demands that the government remove security forces and heavy weapons from cities. >> thank you. more than 5,000 people died since mid-march when protestors began calling for his ouster. >> ra fire on board a submarine burns out of control. it erupted yesterday and injured nine people, trapped several inside. they got it under control this morning. it was docked for repairs so luckily the nuclear reactor shut down. the fire started on the scaffolding around the vessel and then spread. >>> general motor is recalling more than 4,000 sub-compact cars to check for missing brake pads. the problem popped up during a rental vehicle customer. a missing pad could require a longer stopping distance. there have been no reports of crashes. recall letters should arrive mid january. >> you don't want to be on a plane that is a
. they suspended syria's membership only iraq and leb ton abstained. they are close to iran and syria is close to iran. yesterday they tried to paper over -- >> they said it's right on the border. not going to touch it. what's the real -- what is the real reason behind it? >> the real reason is maliki personally and his government more broadly, they have very close ties to iran. iran, syria is iran's closest arab ally. >> is iraq second? >> yes. yeah it is. >> and that seems to be -- obviously, it's a huge concern among a number of more conservative national security folks in this country. how much influence does iran have inside iraq these days and do they have more than the united states? >> the second question, yes, they do. they have a lot of influence -- >> the united states has more financial influence, right? the united states is financially made that country -- kept it afloat, has it not? >> we spent $30 billion, $40 billion within iraq but that money is over. we're not doing rebuilding projects or funding things. iran is. they are building banks, hotels. their stuff is growing. our st
at walmart. >>> grim pictures out of syria today. at least 40 people are dead after twin suicide car bombings erupted in the capital city of damascus. syrian state television reported the bombs targeted strategic security and intelligence buildings. the blasts come one day after an arab league team arrived to hold the syrian government to their promise to end a brutal crackdown on protesters. >>> elsewhere in the region today, take a live look at these pictures as thousands of people flood into egypt's tahrir square. they're denouncing the military's brutal crackdown on protesters, particularly on women, who have been brutalized and dragged through the streets. for more on this, i'm joined now by iman muhidin. want to ask you, in syria, the government is saying the bombings were the work of al qaeda. has that been substantiated and is that true? >> well, luke, good morning, first of all, it is very difficult to substantiate any of those claims, particularly because the syrian government bans foreign journalists from going into syria. the syrian government consistently portrayed all the acts o
around the world, arab league sent monitors to syria. this is the city where the government antigovernment protests, repeated crackdowns by regime in recent months. they will visit cities today monitoring admission to the seer regime. >>> boxing day and shopping in canada ended with people taken the the hospital. someone discharged pepper spray in winnipeg. witnesses say the spray was used after an argument between two people, one had a knife. is suspects ran away, and the lis are searching for -- police are searching for them. no one was hurt. >>> one of the poorest neighborhoods got a new addition, a gigantic escalator. authorities say it's the same as going up a 28 story building. it shortens the 35 minute hike to 6. the project cost a little under $7 million to wrap up. >>> two tiger cubs at park in china will be kept warm at a warm house during the winter. look at these guys. they are the youngest, barely two months old. the cubs could suffer if they stayed with parents out in the open air throughout the winter. the warm house which has its own air conditioner and humi
at syria's bashar al assad. the protesters have a message for him. >> leave now. you've got enough of our blood. >> pelley: the postmaster general delivers a bundle of bad news. nancy cordes reports it includes slower mail and thousands of jobs lost. a woman is raped and then forced to marry her attacker. mandy clark on a case raising calls for justice. and byron pitts with the story of the u.s.
, doug 33kelway, fox news..- mooe amateur video is emerging of the violence in syria.... . activists say government troops are shelling the area with mortars and spraying heavyymachine gun fire today he area is the center for anti-government repeated crackdowns by the - syrian regime. reports say.. at least twenty-three people were killed in the intense shelling -- which activists say is targeting "anyone who moves" syrian officials are not commenting on the violence in the area... and insist....its the terroriss groups attackiig civilians.. happens to pass a burning home ... and saves two people's live. way home after a christmas s - dinner when he saw smoke and flames shooting out of this house.he stopped the car and did what he's trained to do -- rescue people. 1:13 i was aale to look in the backyard and found a ladder, put it up to them 1:17 1:171:22 just able to make it touch the bottom of the balcony, and i helped the two people down the balcony to safety." 1:36 1:361:45 "i'm just glad i happened to be there and was able to help the peop
with trips to turkey and the obama administration looks to the nato ally to keep pressure on syria and iran both of whichcurrently embroiled in civil and international turmoil. >>> research firm shopper track says super sales rose 1.9% from a year earlier while customer accounts dropped almost 2%. additionally black friday salesrose 6.6% to 11.4 billion from a year earlier while consumer counts climbed 5.1%. >>> honda is expanding a recall of the air bag to 300,000 cars and suvs. honda says they may inflate with too much pressure senning metal and plastic pieces flying many so far two people have been contermed killed by this. the recall is expanded to include a a cord, civics, odyssey crvs and pilots and other cars affected. >>> the seahawks routed the eagles in seattle. lynch rushed for 148 yards and two scores and seahawks defense intercepted vince young four times once resulting in a 77 yard return for a touchdown. >>> a controversy taking place in one school district a 13-yea denied admission for a philadelphia middle school. >>> also, a 75-year-old came home to find locks on his gate
, with his country in chaos, accusations he killed thousands of his own people the president of syria talks to barbara walters. >>> also the heart of the revolution, cries for freedom are being choked in fear . . >>> check this out. a family in oklahoma opens the front door to find a big gift on the porch. what they don't know is it's their mom inside. sergeant jamie gaines serve was the national guard. she has been in afghanistan for six months. with the help of a local church she pulled off the perfect christmas surprise. >> okay. everybody at the same time we have to open it. >> we wish you a merry christmas. we wish you a merry christmas. > o baby! om my god. >> mommy! . >> the gaines will celebrate early because mom heads back to afghanistan on december the 21st but she is expected to be home for good coming up in march. don't stop hugging. >>> hockey fans here let the fur fly, it's the 7th teddy bear toss. the team wait for the first goal and then throw thousands of stuffed bears on to the ice. they say they collected more than 25,000 stuffed animals and all of them will be given
-un, declaring him supreme leader. >>> protesters in syria are calling for even larger demonstrations today to show visiting arab league officials the desperate situation they're in. government forces are attacking and even killing protesters with at least 25 killed yesterday. demonstrators are upset with the arab league monitors, saying they seem unsympathetic to their situation. since the citizen uprising in march, the united nations estimates that 5,000 people have been killed in clashes between police and protesters. >>> the obama administration is denouncing venezuelan president hugo chavez this morning after he questioned whether the u.s. may be behind a rash of cancer among latin american leaders. during a televised speech to the country's military, chavez said that he would not be surprised if america had developed a way to induce cancer. he said that he had no proof but was just thinking aloud. chavez, along with the leaders of argentina, brazil, and paraguay have all recently been fighting cancer. >>> top ten lists are nothing new this time of year, but an unusual group has submit
in this transition to democracy. >> france has rejected russia's proposal on the crisis in syria. they second quarterlated a new draft resolution on the crisis, in which they criticized the vie leps but made no mention of sanctions. the french foreign ministry called the paper unacceptable, but did say it was a step that moscow did indeed recognize the u.n. needed to react. the u.s. government has announced a lifting of the sanctions on muammar gaddafi. the move comes as the new government in tripoli not only tries to fix the economy, but also attempts to promote greater national unity. that message, though, is not getting through to some communities that use to support colonel gaddafi and are now coming under attack from michigans. caroline hurley reports. >> after the guns fell silent, so did an entire town. sign posts have been erased for michigan men from misrata. once home to 30,000 people, now home to no one at all. houses have been ransacked and torched. when gaddafi's forces were defeated, everyone here had to flee. it's extremely eerie being in a place where not a soul remains. every
in syria and pressed for the resumptions of peace talks in the middle east. he also urges the world to continue helping those suffering from famine in africa and to pray for those affected by flooding in thailand and the philippines. the pope concluded his message by delivering christmas greetings in 65 different languages. >>> and thousands also gathered for mass at the birthplace of jesus in bethlehem this morning. the city has seen a steady increase in tourism around the christmas holiday. officials estimate nearly 300,000 tourists will visit the historic city some time during this holiday season. >>> a developing story now that we're following. a deadly christmas morning in nigeria. two explosions struck catholic churches near nigeria's capital. the first blast left 35 people dead when a bomb went off during a crowded christmas mass. a second explosion struck another church. residents there say dozens were injured, but further details are not immediately available. a radical muslim sect claimed responsibility for the bombings. >>> a murder investigation is under way in prince ge
this is the middle east and the u.s. and iraq are finding interests don't line up. >> both iran and syria are major points of contention. already there is concern iraq has not called for the step down of the syrian president and they are also being more in satellite line of iran two big concern it is president said tonight though the primary concern of the iraqi government right now are the iraqi people. >> as the iraq war winds down more and more troops are returning home families are being reunited with loved ones. >> you miss me? >> yeah. >> are you staying home? >> yep i am home for good. >> yay. >> today there was a special home coming surprise in stafford army national guard member surprised his two sons, dillon and kyle webster was one of several hundred national guard members who returned to the national guard armoury this morning the troops ended an 8 month tour of duty in iraq and glad to be home. >> great coming home you have been away so long and you know all you thing about is your family and friends it is great to be back. all i want to do is hang out with them now just relax. >> plen
of turning a blind eye. >>> reports from syria indicate the government is pulling tanks from a city after days of assaults on the people there. it is going on just as monitors from the aaron league are arriving there this morning. they are in syria to see if the government is complying with a peace plan. >>> we have an union date on your forecast, some rain on the way. and traffic? kind. light out there. that is all coming up after the break. >>> mother nature is really delivering a blow this past year. so coming up next, we'll take a look back at the year's wild weather.  i sweated the details. all the phone calls, the emails, the lost weekends. and then after twenty-two years, just like that, i was laid off. today there are so many americans like matthew. he worked hard and played by the rules. suddenly, he's out of a job. it's been a struggle not being able to find a job. but it's been our faith and family and friends that have helped us get through this. citizens energy was created to help the forgotten ones keep warm. we asked the big oil companies and oil prod
syria because it can easily transit iraq to send support, material into syria to back bashir assad, for example. >>> controversy tonight surrounding the first living marine awarded the medal of honor. according to a new report, the marine corps exaggerated or made up the story. sergeant dakota meyer was credited with savings lives of 23 american troops and 14 afghan sources in 2009. a journalist who survived that fight said while meyers was undoubtedly a hero, some of the details are not true. no response from the marine corps. >>> researchers say smoking could give your kids a deadly disease. >>> plus troops in the desert facing more than just human enemies, how a local woman's face cream helped our vets. >>> but first a sliver of good news for the job narcotic. fox business network's adam sha here -- job network. business network adam shapiro explains. >> the 30 year record mortgage down to 3.9%. meantime a sliver of good news for the job market, fewer americans applying for jobless benefits last week dropping to the lowest level in more than three years, but the news not so good
nations is reporting a starting rise in the number of protesters killed by the government of syria. there have now been 5,000 people killed in the last nine months. the u.n. high commissioner for human rights also says at least 300 children are among the dead. and thousands more kids are in prison. she is calling for syria to be referred to the international criminal courts because of thele kill as and torture of protesters. -- because of the killings and torture of protesters. >>> a dutch ask detect your firm is apologizing for the design of these towers. this people think it looks like the world trade centers exploding. the design is supposed to represent a cloud covering the center of the two buildings. construction still expected to begin in 2013. >>> find out where the d.c. region ranks on the a new list of areas that are best for business. >> first, we'll check in with tony perkins for the full forecast. we'll find out more about maybe a little bit of a warm-up headed our way this week. that is when fox 5 morning news continues.  >>> it is an organization
around his son, kim jong-un, declaring him the supreme leader. >>> today in syria protesters are trying to organize giant demonstrations to show arab league officials just how bad things are in their country. yesterday government forces opened fire on protesters, killing at least 25 and injuring at least 100 more. demonstrators are upset with the arab league monitors saying they seem unsympathetic to the situation. since the citizen uprising in march, the united nations estimates that 5,000 people have been killed in clashes between police and protesters. >>> the first list of sears and kmart stores closing does not include any in the d.c. area. the closest is a grand essentials store in maryland. sears holdings announced earlier this week they would be closing more than 100 sears and kmart stores nationwide after poor holiday sales. the first list included 79 of those stores. >>> right now new york city is preparing to make sure that new year's eve, the celebration in times square, goes off without a hitch. today crews will test the new year's eve ball. workers placed the final panels
is in turkey. biden is meeting with turkish leaders on iran and the current conflict in syria. he has commended turkey for pressuring syria's president bashar assad to step down. biden also pushed turkish leaders to enforce stricter sanctions against iran, which is suspected of developing nuclear weapons. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton has vowed to work with myanmar opposition leader aun san suu kyi to bring peace to suu kyi's native land. the nobel peace laureate has spent much of the last two decades there under house arrest as myanmar has been ruled by a military regime. she now plans to run for office in the hopes of being part of the country's new civilian government. clinton is the highest ranking visitor to myanmar in a half century. she spent the past three days there observing the changes the country's new government has implemented. >>> the capitals' once high powered offense is still looking for a spark after a 2-1 at the hands of the rival penguins. the game was tied through the first two periods with jason chimera tying it up in the second. that would be the only goal for t
-on-one with the leader of syria. clinging to power in a year year of revolution. >> do you think that your forces are cracking down too hard? >> his first interview with any western journalist since the crackdown. >>> game over for alec baldwin, after he won't stop playing with his cell phone. what led to the rage on the runway? >>> double date. will and kate step out with charles and camilla. but all eyes were on the duchess. is she carrying her purse like that to hide a baby bump? >>> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> give it to them. >> where was she supposed to hold her clutch? that's where one holds their clutch, george. >> are you making fun of me? >> no. he was. >> we have a lot to get to this morning. >>> battle lines being drawn in this presidential race. everyone took it up a notch yesterday. the president channeled the republican teddy roosevelt, to take on the republicans. he used tough language. he called this a make-or-break moment for the middle class. you see newt gingrich. he's taking new incoming fire, as well. and we'll tell you how mitt romney is take him on. that big debate coming up on s
to revise some of its basic precepts of its policy in the middle east, particularly with respect to syria, for example, where it's gone from a policy of close cooperation with the syrian government to a much more challenging stance. and here in washington the question of whether or not the turkish nod el is -- model is applicable to the arab states as some of them at least attempt political transitions has become much discussed. often discussed in rather superficial ways, i think, but fortunately, it's also possible to go into the subject in a much deeper and profound way. that's what's been done in this paper which you have before you from i said separation to aspiration. he is chairman of the center for economics and foreign policy studies in istanbul, and he's also a visiting scholar with carnegie based in brussels and also comes to washington regularly, so it's a pleasure to welcome him here today to talk about that. we also have two beginned commentators. -- distinguished commentators. vice president for carnegie. of course, deputy prime minister of jordan and foreign minister of jor
. >> there were reports of five iranian engineers captured in syria working on a power plant. with the statement that he shared earlier today, you said you are condemning items of the syrian regime and calling for them to band against the regime. have you been speaking to your allies in the region to take stronger action against syria? especially with the iranians now in the country, it seems like things are wrapping up there. -- ramping up there. >> i would say with regard to syria, we have ratcheted up pressure on syria. you have seen the united states working with our partners, working with our allies, participating in an effort that has increased international isolation of syria. the steps we have taken have been pa pa all in one direction, if you will, which is to put pressure on syria, to make sure has lost control of his regime, to call on him to cease the violence and to begin a democratic transition in that country. we will continue to take the steps to pressure the regime to stop the crackdown. as we have seen by the reporting and by the international condemnation of what is happening
. >>> witnesss in syria say a neighborhood may be beyond government control after fighting left a number of people dead. they have engaged in a shootout with snipers in the sirian military smuggling fighters in and out of the neighborhood they control getting past government checkpoints. >>> and it look like there's a new island in the red sea after an underwater eruption left lava cooling when it broke through the water's surface. nasa capture the image last week which shows a new mass with a plume. that is forming along the island between yemen and itera. part of the red sea has seen volcanic activity with as many as 10 eruptions in the past five years. >>> now "good morning maryland." >>> two doctors are charged with murder for performing a botched abortion. the secret facility where they were taking place. >>> and i am corinne redman. crime in baltimore going down. that's what the numbers say. hear firsthand from the police commissioner on what's working. >>> and so do you have your beer goggles on? we will a little later. how to prepare to stay safe without ending up in the slammer.
. a team of peace monitors from the arab league arrived in syria today, but there is no letup in the regime's deadly crackdown on dissent. video posted on the internet appears to show syrian tanks rolling into cities that support the uprising against president bashar al assad. a syrian human rights group says 22 civilians were killed just today. shaken by an earthquake. the damage report for the washington monument, next. and get a cold... need a cold medicine with a heart. only coricidin hbp has a heart, right here. it's the only cold and flu brand that won't raise your blood pressure. coricidin hbp. powerful cold medicine with a heart. you spend all day cooking it. so why spend even a moment considering any broth but swanson? the broth cooks trust most to make the meal folks spend all year waiting for. in stuffing and more, the secret is swanson. to make the meal folks spend all year waiting for. some baby formula from more than 3,000 stores. one infant died from a rare bacterial infection in missouri this week after being fed enfamil newborn powdered formula. the bacteria is somet
for end to violence in syria and press ford peace talks in the middle east. he urged the world to help those suffering from famine and those affected by flooding in thailand and philippines. and concluded with christmas greetings in 65 different languages. and thousands also gathered for the mass at the birth place of jesus in bethlehem. a steady increase in tourism around the christmas holiday. nearly 300,000ists will visit it this holiday. deadly christmas in nigeria after a string of terrorist attack buys suicide bombers, targeting catholic churches during mass. highlighting the threats of muslim extremistextremists. >> reporter: the church on the outskirts of the region where people had come for prayer and in peace. where at least 27 people lay dead today. yet this was the first attack of many, a wave of massacre as cross nigeria this terrifying christmas day. car bombs, suicide attacks, one by one, four cities, five churches and congregations were struck. so many families gone. and carried out the blasts the same group which blew up part of the headquarters in august. and a bloody
a preview of tonight's cbs evening news. >> syria bans reporters from crossing the borders, but cbs news talked to the victims of the regime's brutal crackdown. that's tonight on the cbs evening news. >>> first apple juice, and now rice. could arsenic in a side dish pose a health risk? >>> police brutality or justifiable force? see the dash cam video. >>> gone too soon. a band member dies in a hazing , >>> this is wjz tv, wjz hd, and from the city to the counties to your neighborhood. now it's complete neighborhood. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >>> it is 4:30. 55degrees, mostly cloudy. hello, thank you for staying with wjz eyewitness news. >>> calls for action surround the funeral of a florida a&m drum major. the fallout from the possible hazing death. >> reporter: at robert champion's funeral. drum majors led the procession. it was in honor of their classmate, a 26-year-old drum major who was found unconscious on a band bus after an apparent hazing incident november 19th. >> is he breathing? >> i have no idea. i cannot tell you that. he just threw up. >> reporter: champio
a resolution condemning the bloodshed in syria. >>> law enforcement agencies are using unmanned predator drone planes inside the u.s. to help solve criminal investigations. according to a "los angeles times" report, police in north dakota used a drone last summer to help locate and arrest three suspects. this was the first time u.s. citizens were arrested inside u.s. borders with help from a predator. the fbi and drug enforcement administration were also using predators for other domestic investigations. >>> our time is 4:36. at 4:41, it appears we may come close to putting a dent in the federal deficit. >> we all send packages across the country but are they safe once they get to their destination? we'll take a look coming up at 4:49. >> we're back in two minutes with your weather first. [ female announcer ] more people are using wireless devices... in more ways than ever. and our networks are getting crowded. but if congress frees up more wireless spectrum... we can empower more people to innovate... putting momentum behind our economy. and we can reduce the deficit... with more than thirty
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